Konstalbum-Otto Dix

Otto Dix F: Dec 2, 1891 in Gera, Thüringen D: Jul 25, 1969 in Singen, Baden-Würtemberg

Otto Dix by Hugo Erfurth

The Painter Otto Dix and his Wife Martha 1925-26 by Agust Sander

Otto Dix - 12 April 1957

Otto Dix - Pinturas de la Muerte 1911

Otto Dix - Baby with Umbilical Cord 1927

Otto Dix - Child with Doll 1928

Otto Dix - Circus 1922

Otto Dix - Dead Sentry in the Trenches 1924

Otto Dix - Dedicated to the Dramatist Frank Wedekind

Otto Dix - Dying Warrior 1915

Otto Dix - Ellis 1922

Otto Dix - The Lawyer Dr. Fritz Glaser Family Portrait 1925

Otto Dix - Portait of Mrs. Martha Dix 1923

Otto Dix - Portrait of Fritz Perls 1966

Otto Dix - Front-Line Soldier in Brussels (surrounded by Voluptuous Whores in Expensive Clothing) 1924

Otto Dix - Girl with Pink Rose 1923

Otto Dix - Harbour Scene 1922

Otto Dix - Head of a Man Self Portrait 1919

Otto Dix - Leda 1919

Otto Dix - Little Girl in Front of Curtain 1922

Otto Dix - Memory of the Halls of Mirrors in Brussels 1920

Otto Dix - Mother and Child 1923

Otto Dix - Mother and Eva 1935

Otto Dix - Mother with Child 1921

Otto Dix - The Artist's Daughter Nelly amongst Flowers 1924

Otto Dix - Old Couple 1923

Otto Dix - Portrait of the Laryngolist Dr Mayer-Hermann, Berlin 1926

Otto Dix - Portrait of Dr. Heinrich Stadelmann 1922

Otto Dix - Portrait of Paul F. Schmidt 1921

Otto Dix - Portrait of the Dancer Anita Berber 1925

Otto Dix - Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden 1926

Otto Dix - Portrait of the Lawyer Dr. Fritz Glaser 1921

Otto Dix - Portrait of the Lawyer Hugo Simons 1925

Otto Dix - Portrait of the Painter Adolf Uzarski 1923

Otto Dix - Portrait of the Painter Franz Radziwill 1928

Otto Dix - Portrait of the Painter Hans-Theo Richter and His Wife Gisela 1933

Otto Dix - Portrait of the Poet Iwar von Lücken 1926

Otto Dix - Portrait of Wilhelm Heinrich

Otto Dix - Prager Strasse 1920

Otto Dix - Pregnant Woman 1930

Otto Dix - Procuress (The Madam) 1923

Otto Dix - Maidservants on Sunday 1923

Otto Dix - Roll Call of Returning Troops 1924

Otto Dix - Sailor and Girl 1923

Otto Dix - Schwangeres Weib, Femme Enceinte ca 1919

Otto Dix - Self Portrait 1913

Otto Dix - Self Portrait as a Target 1915

Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix was a German painter and printmaker, noted for his ruthless and harshly realistic depictions of Weimar society and the brutality of war. Along with George Grosz, he is widely considered one of the most important artists of the Neue Sachlichkeit.

Otto Dix was born in Untermhaus, Germany, now a part of the city of Gera. The eldest son of Franz and Louise Dix, he an iron foundry worker and she a seamstress who had written poetry in her youth, he was exposed to art from an early age. The hours he spent in the studio of his cousin, Fritz Amann, who was a painter, were decisive in forming young Otto's ambition to be an artist; he received additional encouragement from his primary school teacher.

When the First World War erupted, Dix enthusiastically volunteered for the German Army. He was assigned to a field artillery regiment in Dresden. In the autumn of 1915 he was assigned as a non-commissioned officer of a machine-gun unit on the Western front and took part in the Battle of the Somme. In November 1917, his unit was transferred to the Eastern front until the end of hostilities with Russia, and in February 1918 he was stationed in Flanders.

Dix eventually returned to Dresden and remained there until 1966. After the war most of his paintings were religious allegories or depictions of post-war suffering, including his 1948 Ecce homo with self-likeness behind barbed wire. In this period, Dix gained recognition in both parts of the then divided Germany. In 1959 he was awarded the Grand Merit Cross of the Federal Republic of Germany (Großes Verdienstkreuz) and in 1950, he was unsuccessfully nominated for the National Prize of the GDR. He received the Lichtwark Prize in Hamburg and the Martin Andersen Nexo Art Prize in Dresden to mark his 75th birthday in 1967. Dix was made an honorary citizen of Gera. Also in 1967 he received the Hans Thoma Prize and in 1968 the Rembrandt Prize of the Goethe Foundation in Salzburg.

During World War II Dix was conscripted into the Volkssturm. He was captured by French troops at the end of the war and released in February 1946.

Dix died on 25 July 1969 after a second stroke in Singen am Hohentwiel. He is buried at Hemmenhofen on Lake Constance.

Dix had three children: a daughter Nelly (1923-1955) and two sons, Ursus (1927-2002) and Jan (* 1928).